Originally Posted by Tulsa TC3
how many people are running legal r.o.a.r weight in there cars and how are you getting them there using lipo
At the moment, I'm running a 4000 lipo (SMC), which is thinner (20.5mm high), so it gives you more options.
With that, I'm running a Manutech plate for both weight and balance... it gets it to within a few grams of perfect side to side weight balance. But the plate adds 2.5mm to your battery height, so you can't use the 5000's with it.
Then, to make the ROAR weight limit, I'm still adding on another 60g of weight, using the XRay bolt on weights... about 15g at each corner of the chassis (in front and behind the battery, and same on the other side. For these weights, you just have to make a counter-sink hole and you can add/remove weight as you like.
My next evolution will be an attempt to make 5000's fit. With SMC and TP coming up with 40C 5000 Lipos, it'd be nice to have the extra punch. I've got some tungsten weights coming in, which should fill in the battery slots. That will replace the Manutech plate and should provide more clearance for the 5000's.